Anesthetic agents are drugs used to instigate temporary loss of sensation or awareness. It works by inhibiting of pain pathway or by interrupting nerve signals. Temporary loss of sensation are used in minor surgeries or pain management, whereas loss of awareness is used during major surgeries.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38 year old female, who weighs 200 lbs and I am 5.4 feet tall. I have to get a uterine septum removed, and I am terrified of going under general anesthesia. I never had any surgeries in the past. My cholesterol levels are slightly raised, and I have Raynaud's disease. I get panic a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail. Please be free of tension. I understand your concerns, but there is no need to panic. Your anesthetist will do a pre-anesthesia workup before the scheduled surgery. ECG (electrocardiography) and echocardiogram are needed as you are ob... Read Full »